Amanda Montell

Author, Linguistics Scholar
Amanda Montell
Amanda Montell is a writer, linguist, former beauty editor, and author of the critically acclaimed book Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (Harper Wave, 2019), which she is currently developing for television with FX. Amanda’s second book, Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, will be published June 2021, and her other writing has been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Nylon, and The Rumpus.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Your Path to a Nonfiction Book Deal: 5 Key Secrets

Wednesday, January 27th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

Crafting Your Nonfiction Book: Nail Your Angle, Voice, and First Chapter

Wednesdays, Feb 3 - Feb 17, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

This intimate three-session workshop will offer personalized insight and feedback to help aspiring nonfiction authors craft the most important parts of their book: the thesis, the voice, and the first chapter. Each session will feature helpful craft exercises, resources, and feedback on your writing and ideas.

PAST EVENTS

Your Path to a Nonfiction Book Deal: 5 Key Secrets

Tuesday, January 19th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60 minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

Bio

Amanda Montell is a writer and language scholar from Baltimore. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language (Harper Wave, 2019), which has earned praise from The New York Times, Time Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, and others. Amanda is currently developing Wordslut for television with FX, serving as creator, writer, and executive producer. Amanda's second book, Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, about the language of "cults" from Scientology to SoulCycle, will be published by Harper Wave in June 2021. Her comedy-cult podcast Sounds Like a Cult is forthcoming from Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast company Pushkin Industries.

 

As a reporter and essayist, Amanda's work has been featured in Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, The Rumpus, Byrdie, and Who What Wear, where she formerly served as the Features & Beauty Editor. She holds a degree in linguistics from NYU and lives in Los Angeles with her partner, plants, and pets. Find her on Instagram @amanda_montell.

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